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The Town Moderator is elected annually and presides over Town Meeting. In addition, at the request of Town Meeting
, the Moderator will appoint residents to special committees.
The Town Moderator is responsible for conducting the annual Town Meeting, where major items involving the governance of the Town, including the annual budget are brought before the voters. It is an open Town Meeting and all registered voters are entitled to attend, to speak and to vote. The Moderator also conducts any special Town Meetings that may be called. The Moderator is elected annually.
The current Moderator is Gary Spiess. He is available to answer any questions a citizen or the presenter of an article may have concerning any particular Town Meeting or concerning Town Meeting in general. He may be reached at 781-631-2677, by email at , or by mail at 2 Davis Road, Marblehead, 01945
A good source of information on Town Meeting is “Town Meeting Guide”, published by the Marblehead League of Women Voters which is available at the Selectmen's Office at Abbot Hall.